My Antonia,by Willa Cather, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest.Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. "No romantic novel ever written in America . . . is one half so beautiful asMy Antonia."--H. L. MenckenWidely recognized asWilla Cather's greatest novel,My Antoniais a soulful and rich portrait of a pioneer woman's simple yet heroic life. The spirited daughter of Bohemian immigrants, Antonia must adapt to a hard existence on the desolate prairies of the Midwest. Enduring childhood poverty, teenage seduction, and family tragedy, she eventually becomes a wife and mother on a Nebraska farm. A fictional record of how women helped forge the communities that formed a nation,My Antoniais also a hauntingly eloquent celebration of the strength, courage, and spirit of America's early pioneers. Gordon Tapperis Assistant Professor of English at DePauw University. He is the author ofThe Machine That Sings: Modernism, Hart Crane, and the Culture of the Body, from Routledge.